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IBM-Lenovo Thinkpad T43p

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the IBM-Lenovo Thinkpad T43p laptop.

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

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Specifications

NameIBM-Lenovo Thinkpad T43p
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 780 2.26GHz
Screen15” UXGA
RAM1GB
HDD80GB
Optical DriveDVD-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility FireGL V3200
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other2 x USB2.0, Fingerprint Reader

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-intel8x0 module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw2200 module
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested

Notes

For the graphics chip you can use either the open source radeon module or ATI's proprietary fglrx module. For installation instructions, you can view our Configuring an ATI graphics chip guide. For 3D support, you will need the proprietary module. Some older versions of X may not have support for the ATI Mobility FireGL V3200, in this case you will need to use the proprietary module.

Summary

There were no problems in getting this laptop working when used with an up to date Linux distribution. It is recommended to use a Linux distribution with kernel version 2.6.17 or greater, such as Fedora Core 6 or Ubuntu 6.10.


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